Rutledge M. Bradford
Rutledge M. Bradford is the founder and President of Bradford Cederberg,
PA. She is a native Floridian, born and raised in Orlando, Florida. She
received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from the College of Charleston
in 1988 and her Juris Doctorate degree from Emory Law School in 1991.
While at Emory, she was a member of the Moot Court Society and represented
Emory in Moot Court competitions.
Ms. Bradford received her license to practice law in Florida in 1991. She
is actively engaged in all aspects of civil litigation in both the circuit
and county courts throughout the state of Florida, with specific emphasis
on insurance related disputes. She was a partner in the Insurance Defense
firm of Beers, Jack, Tudhope and Wyatt, PA and later in the firm she co-founded,
Thompson and Bradford, PA. She spent more than a decade immersed in insurance
related litigation, and tried in excess of 30 civil trials to jury verdict
as lead counsel. By representing large insurance companies, Ms. Bradford
gained a wealth of knowledge with regard to how insurers operate, their
litigation strategies and most importantly, their vulnerabilities.
In 2003, Ms. Bradford established the firm now known as Bradford Cederberg, PA.
Since its inception, the firm has been devoted exclusively to the representation
of health care practitioners seeking to recover payment for auto accident
related treatment. The firm is known for its consistent pro-provider results,
excellent litigation skills and strategy and cutting edge legal theories
that benefit the firm's clients.
Ms. Bradford holds an AV rating Martindale-Hubbell, signifying her professional
and ethical preeminence in the practice of law, as determined by her competitors
and judges before whom she has appeared. She is also Board Certified in
Civil Trial law, having obtained her Board Certification in 1997. Less
than 1% of all lawyers in the state are Board Certified.
In addition, Ms. Bradford is an Eagle member of the Academy of Florida
Trial Lawyers, a member of the Orange County and Seminole County Bar Associations.
She is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the
Middle District of Florida, as well as all State Courts throughout Florida.
Ms. Bradford has been Certified by the Florida Bar, Board of Legal Specialization
and Education since 1997. Board certification as a civil trial lawyer
is the highest level of recognition by the Florida Bar of the competency
and experience of an attorney in the field of civil litigation. Board
certification is intended by the Florida Bar to help consumers find an
attorney who has demonstrated ability and experience in specialized fields,
including civil litigation. Board certification requires a career concentrating
in civil trial law, passing a rigorous written examination, passing peer
review, and completion of numerous hours of continuing legal education.
Board certification also requires an attorney to have demonstrated substantial
experience in the specialty of civil trial law and to have that ability
and experience favorably evaluated by judges and other attorneys
Martindale-Hubbell National Law Directory Rating:
Ms. Bradford is AV rated by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory rating
system. Martindale-Hubbell has been a respected source of authoritative
and dependable information about members of the legal community in the
United States, Canada and throughout the world for over 130 years. The
AV rating is awarded only after Martindale-Hubbell solicits confidential
opinions from members of the bar and the judiciary on the legal ability
and ethics of the attorney being reviewed for a rating. The "A"
rating means that the attorney scored "very high to preeminent"
in the category of "legal ability" while the "V" rating
means that the attorney scored "very high" in the category of
general ethics. The AV rating is the highest rating awarded by Martindale-Hubbell
and reflects an attorney who has reached the height of professional excellence.